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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Entertainment center makeover final reveal!

I certainly hope I did not make you wait too long for this SIMPLE entertainment center makeover.  I had to show you the gallery wall first before I could go on this side.
We opted not to paint the unit. So many great suggestions, however, it just was not the right thing to do.
I do not have to paint every piece of wood we own.
It was actually this comment from Kelly from the Essence of home that made the light bulb go off for me.
" You've got alot of color going on in there with your rug and your room being open to your kitchen, so I would be careful about introducing another "color" to your furniture unless it clearly ties in with the room"
Kelly did recommend a color choice as well, but we OPTED no major paint job here.

However, I did do some small tweaks here and there.

Mike found the old 1800's sash pulls at an antique shop.  He knew they would compliment the gallery wall and tie in with our old vintage decor.
and the medallions, that were a plain wood color I painted black. I purchased those at Lowes for $6.97 for a twin pack.

Mike and I both decided that adding a touch of black would tie in nicely with the coffee table and some other small pieces we had.  I also changed up the top decor and added some old books, seltzer bottle and an Old German beer crate.

This tin urn I have had for many many years along with the faux silk flowers.  I bought both at Z-gallerie at least 10 years ago.

On both sides of the unit Mike had these speaker covers that were black, however he only use to have it on one side.  I asked him to put the other side insert in, and that would balance it.
I also added the black appliques as you can see..just for a decorative touch.

We think just those small changes made an updated difference.

Now you see how this wall makes a little more sense as well, next to the unit.

This pic was taken early in the morning when the sun was just coming up.

I was playing on the Sherwin Williams website and these are the color schemes they came up with for our room

I would say I have all bases covered now.
Have a wonderful day!
 And thank you for popping over and your very sweet comments.

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Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those little touches really made a difference!

February 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the small changes for a big impact!

February 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

Okay I have to admit I was looking forward to the color change... But understand the Design choice that needed to be made... :) LOVE all the added touches you came up with... :)

February 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger  Always Nesting said...

Bravo! Love the update.

February 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I love how it looks. I also like that throw on the back of your couch. (I was really scoping out your room.)

February 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

I agree .. you made the perfect changes and a wonderful piece looks even better than before.. you did GOOD~!

February 14, 2012 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I love how it turned out! Your subtle changes were really all you needed. Thanks so much for the shout-out. Glad that I was able to give you advice you could use. I actually did do a painted furniture project of my own and plan to share it tomorrow. Ha! It's neutral though and ties in with the rest of the house (so I'm using my own advice). I really like that sign above your entertainment center too, btw.

February 14, 2012 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

I love how little changes can make such a big impact. Looks really great.

February 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The black band at the top made the biggest difference. Great changes.

February 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Simple changes that have made a big looks great!

February 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say you do, looks good!! You have such a beautiful home, really beautfil.

February 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Good decision Debbie and the little changes you made gave the piece a whole new look!

February 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Deserae said...

Looks great....the little touch of black made such a difference. Happy Valentinte's Day!

February 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

It looks just wonderful Debbie, funny how a simple change can make such a difference and make an old piece feel new and refreshed:) Great job!!

February 14, 2012 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks great! We are redoing our entertainment center, can't wait until it is finished.

February 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Subtle but important changes. Love the vintage pulls.

February 14, 2012 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The black band brings great balance to this piece. I like the tweeks. Not everything in my home is painted either.

February 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Proof positive that sometimes less is more! Looks great! Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2012 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Kathy@ Gone North said...

Nicely, Nicely done!!!
I too, thought I would see a new paint color... but it is FAB!! We don't always have to paint do we? : )
Love the throw on the couch...just the right pop.
BUT I just can not get over how big that room looks with such high ceilings... totally jealous of that.
(& Mike has a great eye for detail : )

February 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great Debbie!

February 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

The black accents look really great Debbie! The little touches adds a lot of style!

February 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

It looks really nice, Debbie. I love the feet on it and the appliques just give it a bit of punch. Looks good to me! xo Diana

February 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

It looks fantastic Debbie and the gallery wall really does help balance out the unit! Well done! :-)

February 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow you nailed it, glad you did not paint it...I love that hunky man gets into decorating!!


February 14, 2012 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Debbie,

I love all the changes you made.

Happy Valentine's Day!


February 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Everything looks gorgeous!! I'd say you had all bases covered too.
LOVE the way it all looks ~


February 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I'm so happy you decided not to paint your center. My husband is a wood artisan and hate it when people cover up beautiful wood. Your changes are fantastic. You have exquisite taste.

February 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love black so I really understand you going the way you did, it looks wonderful and so rich looking too!

February 14, 2012 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Debbie..I always think touches of black really make a room! Love the pulls too. It all looks fabulous and balanced. I like the color choices too.

February 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

You did a great job, Debbie. The entertainment center really is stunning!


February 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I think the small touches you did are perfect! The piece looks like it was made for the room now! I take so long on projects, because I often change my mind along the way, subtracting or adding to the original plan. I think your project looks just right!

February 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I like it.
The small details made a big impact. It looks warm and inviting.

February 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

That is amazing how the smallest details can really make a piece unique! So cool!

February 15, 2012 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

WOW Debbie, it looks great! I love all the deep rich colors you have in your family room. Enjoy your day, Gail

February 15, 2012 at 5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing the results, I think it is definitely a case of less is more. It is amazing the difference a few little tweaks can make. It looks great.

February 15, 2012 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Wonderful space, Debs. Can you email me how to get my blog links to show up on FB, like this one? Please and thanks!

February 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Everything you have done in your house has been spot on gorgeous and the changes to your entertainment center are no exception at all! Great job! : ).. It really ties in well with the other items, I love the German beer crate, seltzer bottle and the black shutter. Definitely a great job. For sure!

February 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Lookin` good!


February 15, 2012 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Lora said...

Love all of the changes.... they make quite an impact overall.

And thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog post.

Joining as your newest follower...


February 15, 2012 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

The addition of black was genius! Such a smart move. The entertainment center looks great with your updates! Thanks for sharing.

February 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Nice those little changes make all the difference. I love that your hubby shares a good eye for style!

February 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Small details=BIG results!!! Looks wonderful Debbie.


February 15, 2012 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

It's lovely, Debbie! I could use your fresh eyes and decorating talent at my house. I have all kinds of cool vintage and antique stuff,but I don't take the time to shop my house or attic to switch thing up.

February 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I just found that Sherwin Williams site yesterday and am addicted. I love your black additions to the cabinet and the medallions really make the piece. They are so you!

February 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great touches for a fabulous makeover...just the right touches made such a big difference...Love all that you did!

February 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

I love it. We have a very similar unit in our family room!

February 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Debbie, I think you guys made the right choice with the entertainment center.
It looks fabulous!!! I love, love the antique pulls! The small changes you made was all that it needed and, in my opinion, it looks so classy and elegant.

February 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Big changes need big planning and small changes need CREATIVITY and you did the job well done Debb... it really looks great...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

February 15, 2012 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It turned out just perfect! Isn't it fun to make little changes and then have something completely different? Love it.

February 15, 2012 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I like the way it turned out it looks great. Sometimes the littlest change does make a big difference.

February 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

I loe how those little changes made such a difference. Love the black banding at the top and the addition of the additional speaker cover. I thought the right door looked different then I read that he had changed it out.Looks great. So glad the rooster made the cut. I was looking to make sure he was there.
I noticed the time you posted and that then explained the early morning picture. I wasn't up for three more hours. Hugs, Ginger

February 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great job. Just like the pros. It's perfect.

February 15, 2012 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this redo. I think my favourite times of primping the house are when I spend almost nothing.

February 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Thank Mike for balancing the entertainment center. It doesn't scream POINT THE REMOTE HERE now.


February 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how those small details made such a great difference. It all looks fantastic.

February 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great! Love the morning shot, it's all beautiful!

February 15, 2012 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Sweet Tea said...

Guess you really don't need another comment telling you pretty it all is, but it REALLY IS stunning how just a few changes can update the entire look. How pleased you must be with the finished look. Enjoy! Thanks for giving us a "look-see"!

February 15, 2012 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Sometimes less is more...Looks GREAT Debbie!

February 15, 2012 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Everything looks just perfect Debbie! The littlest of details makes such a difference!

February 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That looks really great! You found some neat accents! Makes you happy doesn't it!!

February 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Oh Debbie,

Such small details make a big impact as a whole. I'm going to start doing things here in my own home after seeing your changes. What a huge difference small, inexpensive changes make!

Thank you, your an inspiration!


February 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Shanee said...

Good call..I couldn't never come up with a paint recommendation because I just couldn't see it painted! lol The small changes make a difference. Thanks for sharing.

February 16, 2012 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Shari @ said...

I think you made the right choice. It looks great!


February 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM  

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